Ted Cruz’s office goes silent after GOP senator is accused of flying to Cancun while Texas shivers to death
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The office of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is reportedly refusing to comment on his whereabouts after social media users posted images of him on an airliner.

According to CNN reporter Manu Raju, "Cruz's office has not responded to photos on social media showing him traveling to Cancun."

"They haven't confirmed or denied anything yet, not responding since last night. Comes as residents in Texas are left without running water or power amid the winter storm," Raju tweeted Thursday morning.

The Houston Chronicle also failed to get a response from Cruz's office. "Cruz's office did not respond to multiple requests for comment on the pictures," the local news outlet wrote.

Business Insider wrote that they were "unable to immediately verify the images, and could not immediately reach Cruz or one of his representatives for comment."

According to at least one report posted on Twitter, Cruz jetted off to sunny Cancun while millions of Texans shiver without heat or electricity in frigid temperatures, following devastating winter storms. At least 21 people have died in connection with the storms and resulting outages.


Cruz's alleged vacation trip sparked outrage online, where Twitter users mocked and scorned him with the hashtag #FlyinTed.